Travel Blogs from Brussels
We arrived in Brussels today and our B&B is spectacular - a trendy 2nd floor apartment right off the Grand Place. It is just a block from the train station and everything is within walking distance.
The history and architecture are breathtaking. Many of the churches are over a thousand years old!
We're doing a day trip by …
Over the past couple of days we've travelled by train from Brussels to Brugge/Gent and Delft. The train system is fantastic and so easy to navigate. It sure makes that idea for a high-speed train from Calgary to Edmonton look better and better.
Brugge was lovely - so picturesque. We did the total tourist thing and took a canal tour. It was …
... corner stores etc.. Public drinking is seen many places.
Next on our walk was the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral ,a Roman Catholic Gothic style church built 1226-1490. As the national church for Belgium it is here that royal weddings and funerals take place. The interior is not as oppulent as some european churches but still very impressive!
Over to the Royal Palace (circa 1783-1934) , the official residence of the ...
... do a test run of that engine. That took quite some time, but after a while the plane finally started moving. But sadly, not for long. After moving for about 5 meters the plane came to a stop again. There was now a new problem, unrelated to the problem with the engine. It had something to do with an oil level. From then on, everything the pilot said started with "I've got some bad news..". First it was going to take an hour to fix one of the problems, ...
... Pis has been around for so long that no one remembers his original meaning, but there are many legends surrounding the fountain. My favorite is that the city caught ablaze and the boy peed on the flame, saving the city, and commemorated with the fountain. The Mannekin changes clothes every day to reflect world affairs and on special occasions, he ****** beer! Pretty awesome.
Our bike tour was pretty fast and furious, so I didn't always ...
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